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Tablet throwdown: Amazon's Kindle Fire HD vs Google's Nexus 7

Can Google put out the Fire?

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rgorman1987 | 13:21 - 18 September 2012
I read somewhere that you can use a USB adaptor to connect an xbox360 controller to the nexus 7 to play certain games (Max Payne, Dead Trigger GTA3 etc) without rooting the device, does anyone know if this is true?
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@MattLogan10 | 13:07 - 16 September 2012
I don't think that Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is a competitor to Nexus 7 in the specs, but in the price I would go with the Kindle.
the Nexus 7 offers you lots of services like the Market and Google Play and lots of other great features while Amazon completely changed the Android into almost something new.
when it comes to new, getting a Kindle cover to protect your device is now random, but getting it customized with your own design or favorite picture printed on it, that what makes it great.
Regards,
Matt
http://www.wrappz.com/covers/kindle.php
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Perrin Alexander | 23:12 - 15 September 2012
I personally feel that the Kindle Fire HD is a great tablet especially at the price, but for me the biggest downfall especially here in the UK is the lack of Amazon Prime. OK that's not strictly true, we do have Amazon Prime but for us this extends to next day delivery on items ordered via the Amazon Store and not the extended film, music, magazine and lending library our cousins in America experience.

Had we been afforded the same benefits this tablet could have been a success here too. But instead we are offered LoveFilms, not only that you are asked to pay for it too.

I bought the Nexus 7 the day it was released and have not regretted that decision for one moment. I have a tablet with the full Google experience along with access to the full Google Play market as well as the Amazon app store. I also Amazon kindle along with the choices of Play Books, Barnes & Noble and other eBook readers available.

If I am being asked to pay for a streaming films I personally would chose Netflix which I have felt offers a wider choice if films and TV series.

Ultimately it will be every individuals choice, this individual has chosen Google and the Nexus 7 and the hardware to handle HD games and anything thrown in it's direction.
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James Rogerson | 12:52 - 15 September 2012
For anyone who likes Android i'd say the Nexus 7 is a no-brainer. The Kindle Fire HD barely even sounds like an Android tablet from what I've read- re-skinned, no Google Play, Bing rather than Google search. Plus with the Amazon app-store available on Nexus 7 you're not really even missing out on anything (in terms of software) by buying that.

If you're not so much an Android fan but don't want to or can't afford an iPad then I suppose the Kindle Fire HD becomes a good option.
 
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